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Owner of GEOHAWK GmbH, a consulting company based in Austria which provides world-wide consulting services for Lidar Services Companies. In early 2017, started KENANDA Lidar Solutions, a spatial technologies company delivering solutions to the West African region.
Managed development of a number of key innovations, including RiSCAN PRO 2.0, RDB 2.0, GeoSysManager 2.0. Initiated a Product Release Cycle, a Beta Tester Program and a Task Management Workflow while working on further developments, such as an Arctic Monitoring Solution and Slope Monitoring Test Cases.
Initiated RIEGL USA clients through direct sales, training and support stages of client technology acquisition process. Developed field workflows for expediting the outdoor scanning processes (later implemented in software). Traveled to 40 US States and 5 Canadian Provinces.
Boundary, As-Built, Topographic, Bathymetric, Airport, and Construction Statekout services for the massive Ginn Sur Mer land development project on Grand Bahama Island. Our survey crew cut project schedules in half for our contract, which included the Boundary Survey, Topographic Survey and Stakeout phases of construction.
Master planned Jack Nicklaus Golf Course and the largest natural deep water port in the Bahamas. Located on remote Royal Island in the Bahamas, which required daily ferry charter for crew of 10. Responsible for 8 laborers and quality assurance of secondary crew's field work [Boundary, Topo and Stakeout].
Lead Surveyor on land development project with two survey teams totaling 13 members. Baker's Bay is a Luxury Real Estate development with a large, man-made Marina, Golf Course and resort facilities located on Great Guana Cay in the Bahamas. [Boundary, Control, Topo and Stakeout]
Set project control and direct georeferenced reference targets for Taxiway Rehabilitation As-built survey using Laser Scanning. Project was the first of its kind in the region to utilize Terrestrial Laser Scanning for airport surveying.
Established primary site control network, mapped topography and staked-out core borings for Reactor 6 & 7 with stringent quality control.
Ascension Island is located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately half-way between Brazil and Africa. Provided utilities survey for Air Force base facilities. Unique location is home to one of the few GPS Telemetry sites in the world.
Scanned 60+ acre federal complex in St. Louis, Missouri with a Certainty3D TopoLift and RIEGL VZ-400. Complete Site captured in 5 days.
Executed first real-world VMX mobile scanning project in North America as a performance demonstration of the VMX-250 for REY Engineering in Folsom California.
Executed quantitative analysis of airborne lidar data accuracies using Terrestrial Lidar data as a baseline for comparison. Teamed with Vladimir Kadatskiy and ACA for ALS portion of project.
Performed 100 scans project in 2 days of the Waldorf Astoria exterior as a technical demonstration for Bowman Consulting Group. Pioneering work using Laser Scanning for facade monitoring.
Forward-looking paper on technical applications for laser scanning in the field of geology. A number of test cases were performed to establish application viability for this purpose.
Scanned the underside of elevated freeway as support for client Volkert Engineering in Tampa, Florida. Utilized novel new workflow designed to achieve record scan coverage on foot.
Supported Israeli solar energy company BrightSource energy and their consultant, Mabat3D with the utilization of Terrestrial Lidar for the purpose of calculating the orientation of individual mirrors in a massive mirrored array (x number of mirrors). The mirror-field is used to reflect the sun's energy onto a receiver tower for the purpose of producing steam energy. This site was the demonstrator for the larger, and more famous 'Ivanpah' solar array built by the same company in Southern California.
Established control and acquired Terrestrial scans as baseline for Airborne Bathymetric data in support of VQ-820-G live performance demonstration. Took part in processing and presentation of data results to live audience. A groundbreaking demonstration that achieved its goal of convincing federal agencies to acquire the technology.
Provided expert technical support for field campaign with the US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Department (CRREL) where active lava flows were acquired with automated time-lapse scanning using a VZ-400.
Traveled with University of Maine research team to Helheim Glacier, a 6km wide glacier, to provide advanted technical support utilizing first laser scanner to measure 6km, the VZ-6000.
Designed and managed development of RiSOLVE, the world’s first software to fully automate outdoor Terrestrial scan data registration, colorization (from simultaneously captured images) and plot generation. Initially designed for police investigating traffic collisions, the software has seen adoption by a larger field of applications and is a commercial success for RIEGL.
Served as technical liaison and expert field support for the USACE CRREL and RIEGL LMS Development teams on the world’s first permanent Arctic Lidar Monitoring System, which was deployed at Helheim Glacier in 2013 and is still in operation, with more units planned for the future.
While traveling to Paris in support of a customer producing Asbuilts for Nuclear Power Plants, I made an excursion to scan the Eiffel Tower. Using coins for a tripod, and carrying the VZ-400 laser scanner in an I heart Paris backpack to prevent crowds from gathering.
Spearheaded project to modernize GeoSysManager, RIEGL's georeferencing software. Successful project enabled expanded Coordinate Reference System definitions and enabled georeferencing capabilities in RiSCAN PRO, RIEGL's Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software Package.
Oversaw unique app designed to provide visualization of RIEGL point clouds using augmented reality on iPads and Android Tablets. [Android version was never officially released]
Fully responsible for modernizing TLS Software, which entailed payment of ‘development debt’, streamlining GUI, enabling DPI support (redesign of GUI elements) and modernization to 64-bit architecture.
Coordinated and led team in conducting pioneering, slope monitoring project. Utilized a RIEGL VZ-4000 simultaneouslly with an IDS Radar system and Leica Total Station for slope monitoring of a soft-rock mine. Through post-processing, performed analysis of stability, accuracy and repeatability results on a soft-rock surface. Demonstrated 3.7mm precision at ranges of 2km and change detection of 5cm displacement with high degree of repeatability.
RDB 2.0 embodies the database format RIEGL uses for all scanning products once they are converted from the 'raw' RXP format. Organized, scheduled and provisioned resources to help deliver RIEGL’s latest generation of point cloud data storage technology, which is utilized in nearly every RIEGL Software Product.
Conducted extensive long-range hard rock monitoring project with RIEGL VZ-4000 Scanner in cooperation with BHP Billiton in Western Australian Whaleback Minesite.
Initiated architectural roadmap change from monolithic software to bundle set of core libraries. RiSCAN PRO 2.2 represents first generation of RIEGL Software deliver features developed with this new architecture. Some VZ-400i real-time processing features utilize this architecture.
Ananda's knowledge of LiDAR technology and a solid background in traditional survey make him uniquely well qualified in the practical application of LiDAR technology in the field. What makes Ananda special is the genuine passion and interest he brings to any project. Customers can always count on him to do everything possible to support their success.
Ananda is very knowledgeable in the scanning and surveying world. He has always been able to help me with any scanning question/issue that I have had. And has been more than happy to help. Its guys like Ananda that make Riegl another reason they are the best scanning provider on the market today. Not only do they have the best equipment they also have the personnel to help you through your projects.
I have utilized Ananda's talents on several high profile projects and have always had a great experience and a professional product delievered. I have also relied upon him for technical solutions in regards to Riegl products and overall project planning. Strong moral character and ethics make him one of my favorite people in the industry.
Ananda is intelligent and approachable. Without his aid many of our projects would not have been successfully completed. Ananda is usually the first person I ask to speak with when I need assistance. Even while I stood in the middle of rain forest in Puerto Rico. Without his assistance on that project, we would not have been able to continue. Ananda has also been instrumental in teaching us the various filtering tools in RiSCAN that has now spawned many new projects and data collection possibilities that we were previously unable to accomplish. I hope to continue our work relationship for as long as it is possible.